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UFC on ESPN 17: Lopez vs Birchak 11/07/2020 Odds, Picks and Predictions

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UFC on ESPN 17 Lopez vs Birchak 11-07-2020 Odds Picks and Predictions

UFC on ESPN 17: Lopez vs Birchak 11/07/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is starting off on the right foot this month with an exciting fight card that is set to happen this Saturday, November 7 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. This will be a closed-door event once again but fans can get to watch through Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass. Thiago Santos is looking for a chance to fight for the UFC light heavyweight championship but he must pass through Glover Teixeira to do that. The undercard will have a bantamweight battle between Anthony Birchak and Gustavo Lopez. This fight is going to be close but Anthony Birchak is expected to get the upper hand as seen by UFC Betting Odds over Gustavo Lopez.

UFC on ESPN 17: Lopez vs Birchak 11/07/2020

When: Saturday, November 7, 7:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 17: Lopez vs Birchak 11/07/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Gustavo Lopez -125 Anthony Birchak –105

 

Gustavo Lopez

Gustavo Lopez is a 31-year-old bantamweight fighter that came all the way from Wapato, Washington in the USA. He stands at five-foot-five and he gets his training at the Xtreme Couture fight team. Lopez now has a professional record of 11-5 with those wins split between five wins, five submissions and one decision. Prior to coming to the UFC, he has been a standout fighter at Combate Americas. He made his UFC debut just this June 2020 in UFC on ESPN 10. Lopez went up against  Merab Dvalishvili and the fight went to a full three rounds with the judges favoring his opponent by a unanimous decision.

Anthony Birchak

Anthony Birchak is known as “El Toro” inside the MMA cage and this American fighter hails from Tucson, Arizona. He stands at five-foot-eight and his fighting skills are being polished at the Luta Elite MMA fight stable. Birchak is coming in with a professional MMA record of 16-6. His victories are mostly from submissions at eight while five are from knockouts and three are decisions. This will be his return match in the UFC. After going out of the UFC, Birchak has been fighting in Combate Americas, LFA, Rizon Fighting World Grand Prix. His last UFC match was way back in July 2016 where he won against Dileno Lopes via split decision.

Lopez vs Birchak Betting Numbers

Lopez
Birchak
Record 11-5-0 16-6-0
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country USA USA
Height 5’5″ 5’8″
Weight 135 lbs 135 lbs
Reach 67″ 69″
Win by KO/TKO 45% 31%
Win by Submission 45% 50%
Decisions 9% 19%
Strikes landed per minute 0.93 0.93
Striking accuracy 24% 24%
Striking absorbed per minute 4.87 4.87
Striking defense 42% 42%
Takedown average 0 0
Takedown accuracy 0% 0%
Takedown defense 27% 27%
Submission average 0 0

Lopez vs Birchak Betting Picks

It is seen that Best Sports Book Online recognizees the experience of Anthony Birchak even if it was more than four years ago. Gustavo Lopez has been struggling in the UFC and Birchak will be a good challenge for him.